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Address: 701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
Phone Number: 206-386-5564
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Awesome views!

This is way better than the Seattle Space needle. You still have to pay to get in but the views are spectacular and it is not crowded at all. The are some interesting facts about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Shelton, Connecticut

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is way better than the Seattle Space needle. You still have to pay to get in but the views are spectacular and it is not crowded at all. The are some interesting facts about the local mountains and other facts about Seattle. There is also a small snack refreshment counter.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you are in Seattle and got an hour or two, you must visit this place. It's pretty nice with amazing view of Seattle. If I am not mistaken, this should be the tallest building in the city with 360 degrees view of the town. They also have discounted tickets for students; so if you are a student, make sure... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A great way to get your bearings, the space needle takes you up and up until the view of the city is all around. And it was a very fine view on the day we saw it. Plus the food at the restaurant, and the service there, were also of a high standard.

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South Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We wnt to both the observatory and the restaurant. If you are visiting the needle tdon't miss going out on the observatory if you going to the restauarnt...it makes it a two for one and the experience of being out on the deck in open area is wonderful Much like being at the Eiffel Tower. I would however make this... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely no lines or crowds here, and by far the best view in town. We used our credit card downstairs for our ticket and went straight up - no delays at all. Large windows, comfortable chairs, 360 degree views, interesting and relevant info about Seattle on the walls, and you can see the Space Needle from here for that quintessential... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It was pretty cool seeing all of Seattle from above, I like the written descriptions and history that's given of the different structures and mountains.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

What a racquet this area has with the glass museum and Sky View Observatory. If it wasn't for these attractions, Seattle would only have Pike's Market & the Puget Sound. Ok...that's stretching it a bit but ya gotta hand it to Seattle for having this needle in the sky - it brings in a lot of revenue! This thing must... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This observatory is easy to get to and does not have the lines or crowds of the Space Needle--and the view is amazing! Also, you can return as many times as you want on the same day (just show your receipt), which made it a beautiful place from which to watch the sunset. There is lots of informational material and... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Forget the Space Needle, the Columbia Center is twice as high, less expensive and when we arrived, there were no queues!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent views although the queues are long and it takes some time to get in. Worth the wait. Easy to get to and makes for great photos.

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Address: 701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
Phone Number: 206-386-5564
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle

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